A GoFundMe page has been started by friends of Angelique Fayomi, a 15-year-old McMath secondary student who died last month.
Described as one of the “shining lights” at the school, Grade 10 student Angelique died on April 27.
According to the GoFundMe page, her friends said she was “sweet, caring, kind, giving, creative and truly a friendly face.
“She cared about everybody and always made everyone feel better. She had the best smile and will be missed.
“It is because she touched so many that Angelique’s friends have created this campaign to help her family.”
Angelique left behind her mom, Dora, and her sister, Pearl.
“As no mother ever could be, Dora was not prepared for the expenses incurred by the unexpected death of a child. Dora emigrated from Ghana five years ago and most of her family is still there,” according to the page.
“The loss of a child is unfathomable to most of us. Angelique was loved by many and it is our wish for her mom to be surrounded by those who can best comfort her.
“To support Dora, we are fundraising to cover the funeral costs and expenses for Dora to return to Ghana for a period to grieve and be with her family during this difficult time.”
By noon on Thursday, $4,108 of the $10,000 had been reached.
Chris Bradley wrote on the page that “No words can describe this tragedy. RIP.”
While Anne-Louise Parry said that she donated “because I believe in resilience.”
And Carolynne Palla said that Angelique’s family “needs the love and support of this amazing community to get through this.”
You can donate here